Hypertension

Most of us know that high blood pressure, or hypertension, is harmful to our health. Yet, one third or about 76 million Americans still have hypertension and only half of those with hypertension are under good control. Good control is defined as <140/90 for those...

Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month and the time to be reminded of the importance of breast health. Chances are that we all know someone around us who has had breast cancer. Although the number of breast cancer cases has declined over recent years, still 1 in 8...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Are you feeling excessive sleepiness or having trouble concentrating during the day? Do you snore, feel restless, or wake up gasping for air at night? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by...

Erectile Dysfunction and Testosterone

Many men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) and it is one of the most common reasons for male patients to visits their doctor. It is estimated that at the age of 40, about 40% of men experience some ED symptoms and at the age of 70, more than 70% experience some...

What do you need to know about tick bites and Lyme disease?

As the weather getting more pleasant in our area and we all spend more time outdoors, there is always increased risk of insect bite and as our area being populated with Deers and therefore deer ticks, the risk of contracting Lyme disease is a reasonable fear. What is...

Obesity and Medical Weight Loss and Management

Today in the United States over 66% of the population is either overweight or obese and the trend is continuing to worsen. Health consequences of obesity include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, fatty liver, many different forms of cancer as well as...

Influenza

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are changing, which also means that Influenza season is in full swing. Influenza is very different than what most people generally refer to as the “flu”. It can be a very serious illness, which leads to over 1,500 deaths in...